Shirley R. Epling 79

Shirley R. Epling 79, of Marion, formerly of Jonesboro, and Hinton, W. Va., passed away at 9:02 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20, 2022, at York Place of Marion.She was born in Marion, on Sept. 22, 1942, to Raymond and Helen (Pool) Lyons.

Shirley was a graduate of Marion High School. She served in the United States Army. She married Jason E. Epling on March 25, 1967. He passed away on Feb. 24, 2018.

She was affiliated with the Pisgah United Methodist Church in Hilldale, W.Va., and the Hanfield United Methodist Church in Marion. Shirley was an avid reader. She also enjoyed bird watching and was a member of several bible studies. She enjoyed living in the mountains in West Virginia.

Shirley is survived by three daughters, Tammie (Greg) Burton of Wylie, Texas, Shannon (Eric) Shilts of Marion, and Nicki (Terry) Jackson of Bluffton; one brother, Ed Lyons of Marion, one sister, Phyllis (Tim) Moss of Wabash, six grandchildren, Bryce (Caitlin) Burton, Cassidi Burton, Zach (Morgan) Shilts, Zane Shilts, Lucas Shilts, and Morgan Shivley; and one great-granddaughter, Rylie Shilts.

She is proceeded in death by her husband, Jason Epling, one daughter, Kristy Epling, and one sister, Marilyn Lyons.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2022, at LaFontaine Christian Church 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, with Pastor Brad Wright officiating.  Burial will follow at Grant Memorial Park Cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service starting at noon until the time-of-service Saturday Feb. 26, 2022, at the church.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 S. Main St., LaFontaine, have been trusted with Shirley Epling's final arrangements.

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Posted on 2022 Feb 24